1. Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       2 Weeks Ago #1

    USB drive sleeps in less than 3 and a half minutes still


    I can't believe that after a year and a half still Microsoft will not fix the USB drive sleep problem. I use an external Raid box with 4 HDs. It takes about a minute to awake after the Windows 10 boat anchor puts it to sleep. When I am working on a file I probably save about every 5 minutes, and every time I am waiting for about a minute that my computer is basically froze up while the drive wakes up. This is about the 5th time in that 1.5 years that I have spent a bunch of time trying to find a solution to this only to give up in despair. I have seen several proposed solutions that don't work. I know that I can get a program that will write to the HD every 20 seconds to keep it alive but that is just too ridiculous for me to accept. Please help me; I can't afford to give up on Windows...
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  2. Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,469
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       2 Weeks Ago #2

    Hello IndieArchive,

    I suppose that you could either set Turn off hard disk after to "Never" or set for a higher amount of minutes to meet your needs to see if that may help.

    Hard Disk - Turn Off After Idle in Windows 10
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